Kizito Samuel Saviour is a highly acclaimed Ugandan filmmaker with expertise in producing, writing, directing, cinematography, and film editing.

As a multifaceted artist, Kizito has left an indelible mark on the Ugandan film industry. He has directed, written, produced, and edited numerous films, including notable works such as “Ssekkukulu” (2023), “Nkwanzi’s Slip” (2023), “Your Turn” (2023), “Mania” (2022), “Catch Out” (2021), “KEMI” (2020) and “The Forbidden” (2018), which holds the record for the most nominated and awarded Ugandan film in the history of Ugandan Cinema.

Kizito is also an influential figure in education, serving as a Film & Video Production Tutor at ESOM School Of Music in Uganda and a Film & Television Studies Mentor at the University of Limpopo in South Africa. Additionally, he founded the Uganda Academy Selection Committee (UASC), approved by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ International Feature Film Award Executive Board (The Oscars).

In 2019, Kizito initiated a mentorship program through his company, Kyooto Media Group, aimed at nurturing young talents in scriptwriting, acting, and directing. The program led to the creation of four short films, followed by the participants working on their first full-length feature film, “Judas Kiss.”

Kizito’s commitment to the film industry extends to global platforms, as seen in his role as an evaluator/judge for the 2022 Netflix – UNESCO African Folktales Reimagined Short Film Competition. He has also shared his insights as a panelist on discussions such as “The Conversation: Monetizing Digital Content” at the Intra-African Trade Fair in 2021.

Panelist, and judge in film festivals and competitions. His commitment to mentorship and education is showcased in programs that have produced award-winning short films and feature films. Kizito’s influence extends beyond filmmaking, emphasizing his dedication to promoting African cinema internationally.